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Scots men’s basketball awaits USA south seeding

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in Feature Slider, Sports | 0 comments

The Maryville College Men’s Basketball team (19-5, 9-4) won three straight home USA South Conference games against Piedmont, Ferrum, and Covenant. The hot streak comes at a good time, as the Scots will soon begin post-season play. Maryville’s win streak capped an undefeated 2016-2017 campaign inside of historic Boydson Baird Gymnasium, with a record of 11-0 home record. On Feb. 8, Piedmont College (14-10, 8-5) visited Maryville College. A productive night on the offensive end of the floor resulted in an 84-68 Maryville win over the Lions. The Scots made 31-of-63 attempts, shooting 49.2% from the floor, and made 16-of-24 attempts for 66.7% from the free-throw line. Sophomore guard Joshua Brooks led the way for the Scots with a career-high night. Brooks led Maryville in scoring with 21 points, shooting 6-of-9 from the floor and 9-of-10 from the charity...

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Sophomore Alexus Murray leads Lady Scots into 2017 season

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in Feature Slider, Sports | 0 comments

The Maryville College Softball team’s 2015-2016 campaign was one of the most successful years in recent history. The Lady Scots finished 25-17 and captured their first winning record since joining the USA South Conference in 2012. Much of that success can be accredited to the 2015 freshman class—now sophomores. One of those sophomores is Alexus Murray. Murray had an outstanding year on the diamond for the Lady Scots. She finished ranked third in the NCAA DIII in At-Bats with 144, third in hits with 58, sixth in the nation with 13 doubles, seventh in the nation with 3 triples, eighth in the nation with 36 RBIs. Murray had a Batting Average of .403, an on base percentage of .427, and a slugging percentage of .556, all of which ranked in the top-30 of the NCAA DIII. Murray was also...

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Williams Becomes Second Most Winning Female Tennis Player

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in Sports | 0 comments

This year, at the ripe age of 35, Serena Williams has won her 23rd Grand Slam singles match in Australia, earning the title of most Grand Slam singles victories in history. According to ESPN, she is now just one title away, behind Margaret Court, from having the most Grand Slams of any kind in tennis history. Being one of the most winningest athletes in all of sports history, Williams has a lesson to teach us all this Black History Month: there are no barriers that you cannot break down to reach equality. In addition to her 2017 Australian Open title, she partnered with other renowned African American celebrities in a campaign sponsored by Nike to spread racial equality. “Equality has no boundaries”, says actor Michael B. Jordan, who was chosen to do the voiceover for the ads. This campaign...

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Lady Scots fall in regular season finale; USA South Tournament Ahead

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in Sports | 0 comments

On Feb. 11, the Maryville College Basketball Lady Scots (21-4, 13-1) had a 14-game win streak come to an end against Piedmont College (18-7, 11-3). The Lady Scots committed 24 turnovers compared to the Lions’ 19 in the 55-49 loss. Piedmont outscored Maryville 26-8 off of the bench. In the first half, the Lady Scots shot 52.4% from the floor, making 11-of-21 attempts. Piedmont only made 6-of-29, for 29% from the floor. Junior forward Rachel Hawn led Maryville in scoring in the first half with 12, making 6-of-10 from the floor. Senior forward Allyson Freiermuth added 7 points and 6 rebounds. The Lady Scots led at the half, 27-22. In the second half, the Lady Scots couldn’t find a rhythm on either end of the floor. Maryville shot only 25% from the floor, making 5-of-20 attempts. The Lady Lions...

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MC Softball Dominates the Pre-Season

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in Sports | 0 comments

The MC Scots softball team comes into the 2017 season looking to capitalize on where they left off in 2016. The team finished 25-17 last season, losing in the USA South Tournament to Averett University and Ferrum College, respectively. The main focus of the off-season was to finish what was started. Looking at their pre-season schedule, the Lady Scots are off to achieving their goal with little stutter-steps in between. The ladies traveled to Memphis, Tenn. for a four game tournament against two teams that they will not see during their regular season competition. They competed against Westminister College and Rhodes College. The offense came out strong and surprised Westminister. The ball jumped off the bats all the way from the first pitch to the time the last out was made. The Scots won three of the four games,...

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Juniors lead Scots baseball into season

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in Feature Slider, Sports | 0 comments

The Maryville College baseball team prepares for their upcoming season despite new rivals. As a young team, they face this season with an intent to build confidence among players. The University of Texas at Tyler, Trinity University and Millsaps College are all new teams MC will face during the 2017 season due to the new USA South Conference divisions. Trinity was last year’s national championship winner. “When preparing for teams we haven’t seen before, we really try to keep things very simple and prepare like we always do,” said head coach Cody Church. “In baseball, it’s important to do the little things very well. That’s something we talk about before every practice and game.” The first game played had MC kicking off the season with a 10-6 win against Johnson University on Feb. 4. Millsaps College was an invitational...

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